Renée of France: A Bruised Reed under Calvin's Pastoral Care

Friday, 20 May 2016

A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench. (Isa. 42:3) Some biographies leave us with mixed emotions. The surge of inspiration we get when reading about the unswerving faith of Christian martyrs or the utter dedication of some preachers or missionaries is sometimes dampened by the feeling that we can’t measure up. That’s when stories of people like Renée of France comfort our hearts, reminding us that our faith, small or great, is always a gift of God, which he has promised to preserve until ...

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